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. great to have you join us on a monday morning. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. we start with steve rudin. the snowfall yesterday did not amount to much but we set a record at dulles. >> we shattered the old record at dulles international airport with a sense of an inch of snow. the old record was in 1983, just a trace. tbd.com to read about it. mainly clear skies to the north cloud approaching from the south and west. maybe a shower south of fredericksburg this morning, but nothing that will amount to a lot. temperatures well below average for this time of year, mid to upper low 40's up to about 50 degrees. the potential for more winter weather is on the way. details are coming up in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> looks good in the district, no problems around the beltway. quiet headed north into baltimore, south into richmond and to the airport is clear. no problems on 270. fairfax police, prince william stafford, no troubles. things are decent. newschopper 7 in a little while. we will be looking at springfield in '95 that lo
. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is back from his break. it is hard to believe it is almost april. >> the average high today is almost 60. we will probably be in the low 50's this afternoon. the last days have been in the 40's. another cold day today. let's look at the satellite and radar. clear skies. a few clouds of to the west. we will see some of that in our region later today. a mostly sunny day. the clouds will roll into night and will bring a wintry mix tomorrow. 28 degrees in hagerstown, 29 in quantico, 27 in culpeper, 37 in lexington park, 28 in gaithersburg. mostly sunny, low to mid 50's today. cloudy tomorrow with light mixed precipitation with limited accumulation in the higher elevations out west. >>> looks good around the beltway, interstate travel, looks good out of southern maryland looks good between annapolis and cheverly. no troubles on 95 or the b-w parkway. 270 southbound beginning to build in volume at urbana. moving nicely at father hurley boulevard. 6
tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> reporter: w
to church could be making us overweight. zblifl and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling n numbers about a super bug spreading. it's one of our biggest fears. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known as crkp. steve winters knows just how powerful is super bugs can be. he took his 80-year-old
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us on this early thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has the latest on what is a cold forecast after a beautiful afternoon yesterday. >> sister there was perfect, considering it is early march. it was in the low to mid 60's yesterday with sunshine. today it will be a lot colder. we are feeling the effects already. 25 in upper marlborough, 28 in currently. alread the wind chills are in the teens and 20's. temperatures in the 20's, a cold start, clear skies, sunshine, near 40 this afternoon. low 40's locally and maybe upper 30's in outlying areas. tomorrow will be a little warmer, near 50, which is average for this time of year. by sunday, a widespread area of rain. >>> around the beltway looks good. no problems on 95, 66, the greenway, the toll road, 270, 70, baltimore-washington parkway. route 4 and about five, giving you the all clear on 210. normal service systemwide on metro rail. this is video
, but temperatures below average. showers are beginning to break apart to the west of us across front royal and winchester and martinsburg. we could see a little sleet to the north of us for the next couple hours or so, not a point to amount to a lot. lingering morning showers give way to a gradual clearing 47-52 degrees. the extended outlook in a few minutes. now to lisa baden with traffic. >>> looks good on 66 and 95 and the beltway. overnight work on 95. 270, 95 in and out of baltimore looks good between frederick and the beltway. nothing complicated out of southern maryland. the pavement is dry. that will change. there is a complication in landover maryland. inner loop, the first exit for 50 the exit ramp closed because of the crash. >>> two murders two days and two blocks apart. >> this morning a suspect is in custody and charged with the deaths of two men in olney. the accused killer is due to appear in district court in rockville later today. if brianne carter is standing by with details. good morning. >> good morning. the suspect is expected to face a judge later today. authorities
prices in the same towns, so why is this happening and how do you find the best deal, steve joins us from atlanta. steve, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, diane. we did a little comparison shopping today and at current prices, two gallons of gas is roughly the same cost as this t-bone, the gas it takes to get you to the steak house is now more than the beef. outside chicago, autumn says it's unreal. in the past two weeks she's watched gas jump up 45 cents a gallon and she nearly fell over when it cost her $64 to fill up. today we went with her as she and her children made all of their trips in one drive spending as little time on the road as possible. >> i was really shocked when it didn't stop till 68.04. >> reporter: outside atlanta when they do go shopping mark and lisa mcintire told us they buy much more in bulk and drive to the store slowly to help save on gas. >> you got to drive a little slower sometimes too. >> reporter: really? >> of course. you save. >> reporter: you do this? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: the average cost is 3.52. just 2.35 of that buys the oil and 35 cent
planes tried to land at reagan national airport. a passenger on board one of the flights spoke with us only. pamela brown joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. you can imagine how it would appeal to be a passenger on a flight over the potomac just minutes away from landing when the pilot goes over the loudspeaker and says there's no help from a background -- from the ground. revelations that lone air traffic controller was asleep on the ground has raised bigger questions about staffing at airports across the country. >> i blame whoever put one person in the tower control at 12:00 midnight. >> he was coming from a flightmiami. >> the captain came over the speaker and said you won't believe this but we cannot get in contact with tower control we don't have clearance. >> radio transmission between an american airlines pilot and a regional air controller 40 miles away reveals the pilots was met with radio silence from reagan national after already circling around the airport once. >> nobody is answering. so you can expect to go in as an on-controlled airport. >> moments lat
queen. how erica kane is the most famous soap star of all time. tonight, actress susan lucci tells us the surprising secret of her long, happy marriage. and taking us inside her off screen home. >>> and this year's modal. he dreams of being a male underwear modal. the problem? he was born a girl. the transformation from tanya to todd. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. as mt. obama tonight sought to make the case for the u.s. in libya, the fire raged on. raining fire on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. alex what can you tell us about what is happening there? >> reporter: good evening. it's early morning here in benghazi. the rebels have been aible to push it front back to the edge of town, almost 350 miles away to the hometown of gadhafi, sirte. every step along the way, you see a rag tag group of soldiers pushing west. >> at some point, they are going to meet the military and heavy weapons. they prepared if that? >> reporter: they are already seeing that. they come up to the line there is little coordination. there is little communication. cell phones don't work. there are no rad
. despite what "the godfather" taught us, most self-respecting mobsters hope all their sons find a legitimate line of work. but one chicago hitman had no such parental instrict. he pulls his son into the mob and it cost him. for the first time ever, you're about to hear from the most important mafia turn coat in recent history. the man at the center of what the fbi called operation family secrets. a few nights a month, patrons pile into this trendy phoenix restaurant with no idea that the man making their pizza is a member of one of the most notorious crime families in america. >> stone oven here. >> reporter: his name is frank calabrese jr. and his father frank sr. is serving multiple life sentences for killing 13 people while stealing and loan sharking millions as a made man in the outfit, a chicago mob notorious since the days of al capone. did he have a signature? >> yeah. when he was killing, he wanted to make sure you were dead. so, he loved to strangle you and cut your throat from ear to ear. >> reporter: just to make sure? >> just to make sure. >> reporter: seeing this fa
. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, steve rudin. we have cherry blossoms and it still feels like winter. >> a week ago today it was near 80 degrees. nothing like that on the way any time soon. it is a cold start to this friday morning. 30 degrees at dulles, 25 in frederick, 27 in hagerstown. it feels more like a late winter outside. skies are mainly clear right now. we will abundant sunshine for the morning. the clouds will start to increase in the late afternoon. here is the forecast. high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40's to about 50 degrees. mostly cloudy skies by 11:00 tonight with temperatures around 40. snowfall in the forecast for the weekend. first, let's hear what lisa baden has to say. >>> not talking about much. i have been checking with fairfax police and friends in montgomery county and its good and prince george county nothing in the district. metro rail anticipating normal service. giving you the green light between richmond and baltimore. there's more to come, but now to a news. >>> breaking news.
thanks for joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. it is a winter morning with a damp, cold air. >> it will look like it's especially later this morning and into the midday. cold rain mixed with snow flakes at times. it will look like winter. but no stimulation except for the highest elevations far north and west of the metro. it's 34 in hagerstown, 39 in winchester and culpeper. 41 in quantico. we have clouds moving overhead right now, but rain showers are still locked in the west. they will slowly push into the region later this morning into the mid day. some areas of cold rain mixed with wet snowflakes at times. temperatures holding steady, then dropping a little in the afternoon, near 40 degrees. scattered sprinkles tomorrow, not a washout. >>> slowly developing is the traffic flow. we will show you how things are developing nicely in landmark on 395. traffic on the right is headed to the pentagon. this is the beltway at university boulevard, looks good in both directions. newschopper 7 in a little while. now to
to burglarize. she said that she could use the money. she drove to this safeway on saturday. she turned her police radio on. the informant left with a crowbar and returned the vehicle with $1,050 and a white substance suspected to be crack cocaine. she was found in her apartment with $610 on her. officer green has been charged with attempted receipt of stolen property. >> i cannot believe they would take the chance and they could be watched by their officers at any time. >> i am not surprised. nothing surprises me. >> officer green who is on paid leave and refused to comment when she left court today. the police chief said we must be just as proactive about preventing corruption as we are about preventing crime. abc 7 news. >> a congressman from maryland plans to introduce a bill with controversy from a baptist church. they would ban protests during military hearings. this is in response to the supreme court decision that ruled that a church protest at military funerals are permitted under the constitution. it appears the state will crack down on cell phone use while driving. they approved
they counted 25 victim so far. one spoke with us about a photo shoot that she described as terrifying. it was not the first time the 23-year-old had worked with him. but it was certainly the last. the waitress and her cousin went to the photographer's home for a photo shoot in january. >> they recommended him. >> when she went into an upstairs changing room, they discovered a video camera recording their every move. >> i picked up the camera and zairean dropped everything and walk upstairs. he freaked out. >> faulkner told some of the 25 models identified so far that he was taking their photos for a calendar. the spokesman told us that faulkner was not an employee the and they do not hire free-lance photographers. a search warrant of his home turned up a collection of vhs tapes, digital images, and hard drives. >> there are thousands of images on those hard drives. >> faulkner try to hide the evidence. >> he erased the files, but he did not wipe them out. >> even though you are sitting with someone that is supposed to be a professional, it is not always the case. >> we tried to talk t
. >> they love me. >> he claims his regime has not used any brutal force. >> this is lying. 100%. >> leaders are united to oust him. this money is now frozen. >> it is time for him to go. >> when asked when he would leave, he laughed at the idea. >> [laughter] who would leave his homeland? [laughter] >> back here at home, the libyan embassy is defying gaddafi. they will raise a flag. reporting live, pam allie brown -- pamela brown, abc 7 news. >>> a silver springs man was sentenced for fraud. he pleaded guilty to making false statements. a judge agreed to enhance that sentence because of terrorist threats that he made. he threatened to blow up the white house, the treasure building, and the metro stop. >>> to news on the hill, democrats and republicans may be close to a deal to avoid a shutdown. a bill would keep the government running through march 18. it would take -- four billion dollars in spending cuts. even president obama may support a. >> democratic leaders resisted this until a few days ago. now they might be willing to agree to it. this is progress. >> republicans want deeper cuts.
, some could become severe. by 6:00 in the evening the storms of to the west of us. by 10:00 this evening just to the east of d.c. in the overnight and early morning tomorrow, steady showers. tomorrow afternoon into friday, skies will begin to clear. it will get very cold. mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms later today. 53-68 degrees. much warmer to the south of us in fredericksburg. let's get an update on traffic with lisa baden. >>> getting slow on 95 and 66. still good on 395 inside the beltway, and no accidents across the wilson bridge, moving to the other side of town, 95 in and out of baltimore look good. 95 at 295, there was a crash but that will be gone soon. there's wet pavement on 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with new details from the disaster in japan. authorities have once again increased the death toll. the natural disasters or likely killed 18,000 people. at least 9400 people are confirmed dead. thousands are still missing. rising smoke this morning prompted a new evacuation of workers trying to stabilize japan's kubota nuclear plant. >>> our top st
us, which is why tonight's news is the most dire yet. authorities suspect a large crack has formed in the core container of a reactor at fukushima. meaning that highly radioactive material is exposed and potentially spreading through air and water. here now is david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this was the news everyone here has been dreading for two weeks now, since the nuclear crisis began. a suspected breach of the reactor core. today, the prime minister himself called the situation grave and serious. "we need to be extremely individual lent," he said, adding darkly, "this is not a time for optimism." >> think of the little dutch boy putting his finger in this crack and this crack. suddenly, a huge crack opens up. >> reporter: the canaries bravely put their lives on the line to get the cooling system running again. several of them were dragging a power cable in reactor number three when they stepped in a puddle and radioactive water seeped into their boats. two were rushed to the hospital. >> skin contamination is maybe the least of their problems. there are lots of org
traveled to egypt to support a program. >> they pay us. it is a profit-making enterprise for us. >> the airfare costs $8,000. they remained suspicious but they are not ready yet to call for his ouster. >> if there is an issue, they will require him to refund the money. >> council members were told that udc's auditors investigating. they want to know to whom she reports. when they learned that the auditor reports to the president, they suggested an independent auditor. from the wilson building, sam ford, abc7 news. >>> and maryland congressman is pushing for a law to ban all protests at military generals. than double legislation today in response to last week's supreme court decision that ruled the anti-gay protests by the westboro baptist church protected by the first amendment. his bill would ban protests without violating free speech. >>> the suspect in the east coast rapist case is behind bars. a new search tool could have led to his arrest well before that. gail pennybacker joins us with more. it looks like this could solve other cold cases as well. is that right? >> it like
protesters. the violence seems to be getting worse. government forces are using rocket attacks to keep rebels out of eastern libya and away from aaa. -- from tripoli. they have denied an earlier report that gaddafi is set to negotiate. aaa mid-atlantic says they expect prices to crest between and $3.50.ents the current average in the metro area is for a balanced for regular -- is $4 for a gallon. >>> there was a host of questions from council members. the trip to egypt was part of a probable program with a college overseas. but council members are skeptical. >> in egypt, it is a profit- making enterprise for us. >> there is an issue with it. i am sure that the board will require him to refund the money. >> some students are calling for him to resign. >>> maryland's senator is now a hall of famer. he was inducted today into the national women's hall of fame. becamed's senior senator the longest serving female senator in the history of the senate. eight other women will all be inducted. an ocean city -- >>> and ocean city tradition will remain intact. the all would proposal went out over two ot
of march. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for being with us. it is 6:00. there's breaking news downtown. first, adam caskey has lots of changes in the forecast. >> big changes. ups and downs in terms of the characters over the next week. that is typical of march. it's tuesday, march 1. notice the clouds have cleared out over the ocean. is an area of high-pressure selling over us and that will bring us sunshine today and tomorrow. that's pushing east. a southerly wind will kick in the bop are tempered results for tomorrow. it will be breezy tomorrow. it's 33 downtown right now. 32 at dulles airport. 37 in fredericksburg. highs in the upper 40's this afternoon with a lot of sunshine. near 60 degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny. let's go to lisa baden now. >>> accident investigation inside the southbound third street tunnel with an accident that occurred around 12:30 this morning. now the southbound tunnel is open. the lanes are reduced as you access from d street. traffic is no longer forced to pass the exit on new york avenue to go down before d street. now you can ac
products at all? we're going to ask you, will you leave us with your house in my hands? and they did. >> bye, david. >> reporter: you're really going to leave me with your house? >> it's all yours. >> reporter: back in the house. it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this. and this. the living room, with one lone vase. what do you think? >> wow. it's quite barren. >> all of the appliances are gone. >> reporter: we did leave the kitchen sink because it was made in america. >> everything but the kitchen sink. thank you. >> reporter: now would come the real challenge. helping the family scour the country for items to replace what we took away. enter the best shopper i know. armed with her blackberry and her laptop. sharyn alfonsi. >> hi. >> hello. >> hi, ellis. >> reporter: we immediately started wor
the middle east today, as the u.s. says mommar gadhafi must go. >>> protest nation. wisconsin's two-week sit-in reaches a turning point. while riot police are called to a campus in california. >>> and reaction, letting in after a star athlete is kicked off his team for having premarital sex. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. it's a critical day in libya, as protesters are now being urged to demonstrate their anger. that turnout could show whether mommar gadhafi has control. >> and president obama has a tough, new message for the libyan leader. emily schmidt has the details from washington. emily? >> reporter: president obama says there's a danger of a stalemate in libya that could turn bloody. so, for the first time, he's officially saying how the u.s. weighs in. there are reports of new libyan government air strikes on rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now, the rebels are getting verbal reinforcements from washington. for the first time, president obama has publicly called on libya's leader to step down. >>
>>> tonight on "nightline," no-fly boys. an exclusive first look at the secret u.s. war strategy in libya. in the sky with the general in charge and for the first time, we hear from the marines who swooped in to rescue their downed comrades. >>> savage sex. he is the sex columnist whose raw advice has won his infamy and an ardent following. so, what is he really after? >>> and, atomic kataways. fear of nuclear catastrophe, a city evacuates, but some are held back by destiny, or duty. we're in japan with the incredible story of what it's like to be stranded in a nuclear ghost town. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 24th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there are indications there could be more huge and potentially bloody uprising in yemen and syria tomorrow, but as for the current revolution in libya, tonight brought news that the u.s. will hand over command to nato to enforce that no-fly sewn. but questions remain. what is the american role going forward. with ga
block of seat pleasant drive. john gonzales joins us from police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >> good morning. the suspect is still on the loose. the victim has not been identified, but we understand he was a delivery man for domino's pizza. police believe the shooting might have been a robbery but an official motive has not been determined. this happened at 8:30 last night. president found the victim lying on the ground. other residents reportedly heard multiple gunshots in that area. the man was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital. police are looking into whether there's any connection between that, and the one this morning at a gas station in capitol heights a couple hours ago. not far apart geographically. the man was shot last night at least one time. this is now four homicides in the county in four days. it appears now there are at least 24 homicides in prince george's county so far this year. reporting live from the restored as county police headquarters, john gonzales. >>> investigators are looking for the cause of a two-alarm fire tha
morning. thanks for joining us. let's get started with traffic and weather. lisa baden has the traffic situation. we begin with steve rudin. >> we are looking at a few showers as we start our wednesday morning. not going to amount to much for the morning, but later this afternoon you will need an umbrella. the doppler radar shows chores mainly to the north and east of d.c. quickly moving across the del mar peninsula -- del marmarva peninsula. -- the doppler radar shows showers. there will be thunderstorms this afternoon and some could be heavy. highs today in the 50's, even warmer in the south -- i temperatures in the 60's. >>> no problems on ddot. coming through southeast northeast, and northwest d.c., looks good. there's a quick picture and this is 270 southbound out of montgomery county, you need the windshield wipers. >>> police are searching for a possible link between two murders in montgomery county. the victims were shot just blocks apart over the past few days. brianne carter joins us from olney with details on this. good morning. >> good morning. these have both happened with
will get their gas from other states. >>> federal officials are banning the sale of profits that are used to make a spice. the state dropped its illegal -- the fake drug is illegal, no matter how it is produced. >> there are several stores a year in adams morgan that carry the so-called fake pots. one of those is a this newsstand. the manager told me at 8:30 this morning, they were pulling it off the shelves. spice looks like tobacco. these are actual herbs sprayed with chemicals. packaged and sold, it was legal to buy until today. >> many of the stores in this city have continued to sell. >> decoders to get off the shelves in december when the drug enforcement agency first announced it would ban these chemicals. the effects are being studied. it continues to be popular on many college campuses. >> it is interesting that it was banned. >> it is pretty new, so they have not done a lot of testing on it. for now, i have no problem with the banning it. >> it is good for the economy. but there is something -- if there was something seriously wrong with it, it would have happened by now. >> as
with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> 5:08. time for traffic and weather. >> let's get to brian van de graaff with the latest on tuesday. >> at the tuesday ladies. getting started with mild air. city six downtown, they seven in warrenton, 57-- 57 in warrenton. 56 downtown. tonight temperatures will slip down into low 40's. gray and cloudy tomorrow morning with afternoon storms possible. we will be in a 50's to more. showers early thursday. sunshine on friday with highs around 50. late saturday into sunday, a couple shallowowers in low 40's. >>> the morning rush hour is starting to do its thing because of the volume we are watching, starting to increase. travel times in your favor of 95 between fredericksburg and springfield and between washington and baltimore. 270, a bond of the headlights in this camera leaping germantown all the way to the lane divide. a few of your neighbors hitting the roads. still in good shape good 66 and 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:10, 56 degrees. >> details on a massive road construction projects and how it c
:00 on this wednesday, march 30. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. we start with adam caskey. cold and damp. >>> that will be the main next couple the days. will warm up slowly next few days. l have drained off and on as a few wet snowflakes today especially later this morning. we should see more development area later this morning through the next couple days. now the district, temperatures dropping a little. 39 atmartinsburg, culpeper. near 40 today with areas of rain mixing with wet snow ne.imes, light rain and sprinkles with temperatures in 40's.w >>> newschopper 7 is flying the baltimore-washington near 175, notsa, bad. side ofnd is the right the screen. deadlights heading north toward baltimore. distraction at 175 and nsa. other side of town looks good. this is 395 near edsall road. now to news. >>> to check the forecast any tbd.com.ay, log on to >>> a fredericks students under arrest, accused of bringing a school.un to >> this happened yesterday at school andigh trying toors are why he cam
gunman or act of terror? two u.s. airmen dead after an attack at a german airport. a sign of spring. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us. 6:00 on this thursday, march 3. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather. there's a water main break in alexandria, but let's begin with adam caskey in this crazy because of weather. >>> crazy in terms of temperatures. up again yesterday in the 60's. down again today. it's a roller-coaster ride that typical in march. beautiful outside this morning, but it is cold. 28 in the district, 19 in frederick, 21 in cumberland, 30 in lexington park. when you factor in the wind, it feels like we are in the teens. the sunshine will lock us into the low 40's this afternoon. for the high temperature downtown today. partly cloudy and cold tonight in the 20's. around 50 degrees tomorrow, garlic cloudy. chance of rain on sunday. now to lisa baden. >>> there's a crash. someone pulled over on the beltway. let's take you to liv
for the morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
reached out to several local doctors near the top of this list and none of them would talk with us on camera. if you would like to see if your doctor is on this list go to tbd.com. >>> now to the latest in a crisis in libya. the senate approved a resolution calling for the resignation of muammar gaddafi. senators unanimously passed the measure that also called on the un security council to impose a no-fly zone over libya. robert gates says any military action in libya could affect the war in afghanistan. military leaders say this is a complex task that would require eliminating that country's air defense. >>> marion barry has been in hot water again. this time a series of an unpaid parking tickets led to the booting of his jaguar. court records show he had nine unpaid tickets totaling $700. at first he was tight-lipped about the issue but later he said he was working to resolve the issue. >> [unintelligible] i said i am not going to spend three seconds on that subject. >> the boot was removed after he paid off six of the tickets. >>> a desperate search is on for a missing pregnant
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. they have not been able to complete all those tests to find out if the same gun was used in both of the shootings. >> thank you. a former employee is talking about the murder case that has rocked the metropolitan washington area. she was alarmed that brittany norwood was able to work in the first place. >> this woman is blasting lulu clems for allowing her to work at the story anre. she could not keep quiet any longer. she said that brittany norwood was let go for discount that but transferred to bethesda. >> one to allow people to get away with something, they think they can do it again. >> that is what happened when her co-worker found the 28-year- old was stealing merchandise. >> jane called the manager with her suspicions after she closed the store. >> a source said it is policy to half the employees check each other's backs before leaving. this former worker said there were never just two people at closing. >> how uncomfortable how unprofessional. how awkward to put one person alone in the position of having to catch someone in the act. >> the woman questions why there were
th and get a $25 coupon good on your next order. just use your card and save on practonally the whole aisle. i'm saving money at the register, and that really works for me. more savings every time you shop with your giant card. >> get more news and sheen at abcnews.com. >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more
in the grey administration in return for helping the mayor's campaign. richard, tell us about this. >> as you said, just a short time ago the mayor wrapped up a news conference and call these allegations reprehensible and shocking. he said that yes, there had been some missteps, but denied any wrongdoing with his administration. picking up the washington post sunday, readers found themselves confronted by a dramatic headline. >> this is democracy. we don't do that. >> she is talking about this article in which mayor vincent gray starkly denies promising a city job. brown says not so. >> i was promised a job in exchange for continuing to put the heat on. >> brown says he received thousands of dollars to help with his own election and was told he would get the job if gray won the mayor's seat. gray denies the allegations. he says he never authorized cash payments, only that he promised an interview. >> i went on to indicate that should win, there would be different consideration. >> brown was later hard for a $107 job. he says he has text messages to prove that he and gray had a deal. >> if you
.ncicap.org-- >> this one makes your blood boil, makes my blood boil. the 20-year-old u.s. marine lance corporal matthew snynyder died in iraq, non-combat. in 2006 as friends and family were bearing the young marine, members of the westboro baptist church of tobacco, kansas,s, showed up to inform the world that the lance corporal debt w g's punishme for this nation's tolerance of homosexuality. they held up signs called thank god fofor dead soldiers, god has the usa, thank god for 9/11. his father sued the members of the church for, among other things, emotional distress. a jurur awarded him $11 million, reduced of 5 million and in heels scored three of the verdict and this week the supreme cot ruled 8-1 that as hurtful the speechas, it is nevertheless protected by the first amendment. as "the wall street journal" put it the other day, even jerks are protected by the first amendment. did you agree? >> the court agree remember the word empathy? you have empathy for mr. snyder t the court to job is not necessarily to have empathy, it is to say what the rules are that govern the country. essentially what t
not a saint any of us would like to see on march 6, flowing snow, accumulating in western maryland and western virginia. a photographer captured these pictures. at this point, there are no reports of snow in the immediate metro area. we begin with a live look at the radar. >> it was a double punch. first, we have the heavy rain. now some of the region is looking at heavy snow. we have a winter weather in visor. over 3 inches in ashbury. there were almost 2 inches in bethesda and about an inch and a half upper in -- in upper northwest d.c. look to the left hand side of your screen martinsburg is looking at light snow at this hour. they are in a winter weather advisory that is in effect until 2:00 a.m. we're looking at temperatures that continue to fall into the 30's. in the next 48 hours, our skies will begin to clear. but something else is growing out to the west. that will impact our weather for the end of the upcoming work and school week. for my full -- stay tuned for mindful forecast coming up. >>>>> heavy rains created a nightmare for drivers. >> we have been all over tonight. i can tell
. the un suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about its of the impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has the latest. >> in libya, change and uncertainty camera a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy and or it could face a protracted civil war or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people and have died. libby opposing oil chief says production was cut in half. at one of the nation's largest oil facility and they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but the work. >> week of the gasoline between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be a threat. >> sustained increases in the price of oil or other commodities would represent a threat to economic growth and o
or knock on doors. investigators tell us that the man brandished a gun at several people, including a teenager. >> threatening a kid with a gun, that is wrong. if you want to go out and kill yourself, go out and kill yourself. but the other people alone. >> dorthy had pulled up just moments before he pulled the gun. >> investigators say the man brandished his gun at the first officers on the scene and four of them took aim and fired. >> he was just up and down the street with a gun. >> we see some detectives coming up the street. ray leonard wrote. again, a very active crime scene. none of the people who called 911 say they recognize the man who was brandishing the handgun. also, they do not know whether he lived in this particular neighborhood. the investigation continues. at last report the man was still in critical condition. >>> a d.c. police officer is in trouble with the law. he is accused of breaking into a home over the weekend. brean burglarized a home on colorado northwest and that she was leaving, officers moved in and arrested her. she has been placed on administrative l
. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will check in with lisa baden. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> good morning. a beautiful picture over the bay. sunrise in about 30 minutes. mostly clear skies overhead at this time. it's got to be another nice day with partly cloudy skies by midday and afternoon. you can see clear skies over the district, 33 degrees right now. we are below freezing for the most part. there are exceptions. 27 in brunswick and hagerstown, 25 in warrenton, 23 in berkeley springs, 29 in chevy chase. highs today in the low 50's with a fair amount of sunshine. mostly cloudy tomorrow, rain tomorrow evening and especially tomorrow night. throughout the entire day on thursday. heavy rain at times. a flood watch wednesday night through thursday. thursday morning could be a tricky commute. >>> what this. going live to newschopper 7 in laurel, maryland, won 97 and the baltimore-washington parkway emerging to gather. a pretty good ride, but heavy volume of traffic spotted between 198, 197, and down to powder mill road is normal. back to y
site. >> it is difficult to know what was dumped there because the army is not telling us. >> but a report says buried underground is a stew of agent orange and radioactive material. denman you are talking about solvents in the ground water, burning pits releasing particles into the air, talking about separating in the particular form that is inhaled. >> as recently as 2006, this security contractor reported toot a building plastered with contamination stickers. >> i was very concerned. i saw barrels and sinks that were torn off the wall, from where they had gotten rid of stuff. >> all of these years later, he wonders why nobody warned his family. >> my concern was there was no regard for safety at the time. our family has suffered so greatly. >> now for the rest of the store. james has had tumors and growths from his neck. johnny, no longer at fort detrick, is recovering from a rare, often deadly side as cancer that he believes was caused by airborne contamination. officials say they have no evidence of aerial spraying of agent orange. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> a post
's not clear what caused the fire. >>> one of two u.s. airman killed outside an airport in frankfurt was from greene county in central virginia. people there this morning are in mourning. 21-year-old zachary cuddeback was in a bus with 14 other enforcement when a gunman opened fire. he graduated from william monroe high school and he played football and ice hockey. >> he was the kind of kid always pleasant and respectful. >> very spirited, polite. >> if these local i probably know his mom and dad. >> the alleged gunman is an ethnic albanian. uka is believed to be a recently radicalized muslim. german authorities said that he confessed to targeting u.s. military members. if they believe he acted alone. >>> president obama called for an end to moammar gaddafi's rein in libya. this comes amid a wave of arrests, killings, and experiences in the country's capital. >> his opponents are trying to organize new protests. emily schmidt has the latest. >> there are reports of new libyan government airstrikes. rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now the rebels are getting pretty rein
" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he's lying and
as international pressure increases. the united nations suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding moammar gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about the conflict's impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has that story. >> in libya, change and uncertainty carry a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya -- >> could become a peaceful democracy or face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people have died. libya owes loyalty excess production was cut in half. one of the nation's large its oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but work. >> we could see gas between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> in washington, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be. >> sustained rises in the price of oil or other commodities could represent a t
, where does that leave real girls? >> there's probably 20-plus girls at my high school. >> i wasn't using anything, like protection or anything, birth control, condoms, anything like that. >> reporter: in georgia, teen pregnancy rates are nearly a quarter higher than the national average in the town of rome, it's so prevalent a support of 40 teens meepts twice a month. >> a bag full of baby girl stuff here. >> reporter: michelle is the founder of the group. >> there is no fear and shame in teen pregnancy anymore. seeing all the teen moms in the media, it's desensitized them. >> reporter: all the girls here follow "teen mom" in the gossip pages and on television. >> my name is whitney and i'm a country girl from the southern town of rome, georgia. >> in fact, there's a star among them. whitney was on "16 and pregnant," the original mtv documentary that launched the "teen mom" sensation. >> people think it's so cool that i was on tv. >> reporter: she says she was excited to participate in the real life morality tale. >> you don't have to have sex if you do have sex, be smart. this is what h
will be in april. the charges are very serious, assault and hazing. assault could carry us a sentence of seven years. hazing is a misdemeanor. it has been at least 10 years since anyone at the university of maryland was charged with such a crime. four of the seven accused sisters appeared in court today. none would speak to reporters. the lawyer for one of them did speak out. >> the idea of hazing is abhorrent to her, absolutely and completely something that she does not subscribe to in any way. what happened to the alleged victim? we are not sure. i know that she did not do it. >> these are the sisters of zeta phi beta in happier times, performing a skit for a campus event. did they are a national organization and have been at maryland for 30 years. last fall, a 22-year-old pledge seeking membership was taken here and punched, choked, and beaten with a wooden paddle. she was told it was an initiation rite. eventually, she identified seven women as her attackers. two are not pictured here. all are charged with assault and hazing. >> i have been a part of sports teams my whole life. i have neve
want to know he was a good man. >> he wanted to do everything for us. >> he was working extra to try to make money to make sure that the 1-year-old son would have everything they needed. the dominance say they will remain closed indefinitely for the safety of the employees who still work here. brad bell, abc7 news. >>> currents in the montgomery county are outraged after a bus driver was arrested on child pornography charges. after a yearlong investigation charles acker was arrested in february. we are outside the middle school with the story. julie? >> this is one of four schools for which charles acker drove a bus. we spoke to one mother who said the the child rode his boss. he told funny stories and gave them can. police arrested charles acker for having trouble pornography. after nearly one yearlong investigation, they found him living with his mother in germantown. they did not alert the parents whose children rode on his boss. >> -- on his bus. >> that's ridiculous. >> he drove for lakeland is park middle school, brownstation, poolesvile and quince orchard. it is cool spokesper
uses as his catch phrase on the twitter page he started yesterday. and is already gained over 1 million twitter followers -- >> we actually shut down the server. that was pretty exciting. i had 100,000 in the first hour. >> reporter: he seems to be totally focused on the media is this typical of an addict? >> we have to understand that charlie sheen is not like any regular addict that we know. he's riding high right now. i think more on a mania than anything else. >> reporter: when i sat down with sheen this weekend, he seemed to be enjoying his role as dad. you seem to be the primary care giver right now to the boys. >> today i am. tomorrow she might be. everything's cool. there's enough love and help to go around for everybody. >> reporter: in those court papers, mueller says sheen had not seen the children for close to a year before he took them. he had this to say to us about mueller, currently in outpatient rehab. she around enough for the boys? >> i can't answer for somebody who is not here. then it's my opinion. yeah, i mean, call her. her thing is full. we can call her. >> repor
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